Advanced Television


M7 Deutschland to launch SVoD service

German TV entertainment aggregator M7 is to offer its customers a subscription video-on-demand (SVoD) service in addition to its TV channel portfolio. The all-in-one solution, which M7 is setting up together with sister company StudioCanal – part of Canal+ Group, as is M7 – will enable network operators to benefit from the growth opportunities in […]

May 22, 2023

ITVX adding StudioCanal Presents

ITV has announced a partnership with StudioCanal to carry its StudioCanal Presents service, which will bolster ITVX Premium, the streamer’s subscription tier, giving ITVX subscribers access to hundreds of titles from StudioCanal’s catalogue. Scheduled to launch on ITVX Premium this spring, the deal will see over 400 films added to the subscription tier of the […]

February 28, 2023By Nik Roseveare

Urban Myth Films, The Imaginarium partner on Wicker Man series

Urban Myth Films and The Imaginarium confirm they have partnered on Wicker Man having acquired the rights from Studiocanal to produce a television series adaptation of cult horror film The Wicker Man. They are in early talks with potential broadcasters. The adaptation is a total reimagining of the 1973 folk horror film as an eight-part television […]

October 12, 2022

Vivendi Q1 revenue up 13.4% YoY

For the first quarter of 2022, French media group Vivendi has reported revenues of €2.37 billion, up 13.4 per cent on the €2.09 billion reported for the first quarter of 2021. This increase was attributed to the growth of Canal+ Group (up €89 million), Havas Group ( up €89 million) and Vivendi Village (+€20 million). […]

April 25, 2022

Vivendi revenues boosted by Canal+

Vivendi has reported 2021 revenues of €9.5 billion, up €904 million (+10.4 per cent) compared to 2020. This increase is mainly due to the growth of Canal+ Group, Havas Group and Editis. It also included the impact of the consolidation of Prisma Media as from June 1st 2021. For the fourth quarter of 2021, Vivendi’s […]

March 11, 2022

ODMedia services for M7 Group

ODMedia has signed an agreement with European pay TV provider M7 Group to provide technical services for a wide range of films and TV series from several content owners – including StudioCanal, Dutch Core and VRT – for the SVoD offering of M7 Group. Under the deal, ODMedia will process content monthly to M7 Group. […]

November 23, 2021

StudioCanal streaming channel on Apple TV

StudioCanal, the production and distribution company owned by Canal+, has launched StudioCanal Presents – a new streaming channel exclusively on the Apple TV app in the UK. The channel offers subscribers access to a catalogue of film and TV titles from StudioCanal’s world-spanning library. The channel is available through the Apple TV app on iPhone, […]

November 3, 2021By Nik Roseveare

Canal+ dominates Vivendi results

After spinning off Universal Music, Canal+ is now Vivendi’s biggest unit and it contributed most of a 10 per cent YoY revenue boost to €2.48 billion for the first nine months of its financial year. Q3 sales were €1.47 billion with a highlight a 35 per cent increase at Studiocanal. Domestic French revenue was €2.29 […]

October 22, 2021

Campaign highlights new home ent releases

The British Association for Screen Entertainment (BASE) has launched a three-month cross-category media campaign to capture consumer attention and drive awareness of the packed new release slate coming to the high street and digital retailers across the coming months. For the first time on broadcast radio, a multi-layered marketing and PR campaign will deliver the […]

October 8, 2021By Colin Mann

War of the Worlds s2 on Disney+ from July 16

The second series of the drama series War of the Worlds, written and created by BAFTA Award-winner Howard Overman (Misfits, Crazyhead, Merlin) of Urban Myth Films, will premiere on Star on Disney+ on July 16th.  Set in France and the UK, the critically-acclaimed, modern-day retelling of H.G. Wells’ classic novel has an ensemble cast, including Golden Globe winner and EMMY and Tony award nominated actor Gabriel Byrne (In Treatment), and Golden Globe and Critics Choice […]

June 7, 2021